During your periods, this delicious smoothie could become your new favourite way to eat that ‘apple a day’. It has a creamy and sweet flavour, but it's naturally sweetened and gluten-free!
This apple pie smoothie takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is packed with nutrients that will keep you running for hours.
The Follicular Phase – Foods To Feed On
The follicular phase, the second phase of your cycle, is when the eggs in your ovaries begin to form. The uterine lining begins to thicken and prepare for ovulation. At this point in your period, it's crucial to eat protein-rich meals like Greek yoghurt to help your body rebuild and grow. Protein helps you grow muscle and speed up your metabolism during this phase of your menstrual cycle.
Cinnamon and honey are also good period regulators, providing the body with essential minerals like iron, potassium, and magnesium. This assists your body in the restoration process.
Try this tasty smoothie to satisfy that sugar craving while providing your body with the protein and minerals it requires.
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 big red apples (cored)
- 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 cup ice
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- A pinch of nutmeg powder
- A pinch of ginger powder
- A tiny pinch of powdered cloves
Optional: 1-2 pitted dates or 1-2 teaspoons honey
- Add all the ingredients into a blender
- Blend until smooth
- Taste and, if necessary, add some honey to sweeten
- Serve right away. If desired, a little cinnamon can be sprinkled on top of each smoothie.
Hope you are enjoying these recipes so far, stay tuned for something “berry” interesting in our next instalment 😉